Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Tutorial. How to do that grid.

Bunny asked how to do this grid.

So I took a little break and thought I would show you.

Start by drawing your grid out on your fabric using your preferred marking method.
 In this sample I used a 1/2" grid.
 Stitch curves and hit the line on the intersections.
 And then go back in the opposite direction.
 Sometimes you end up in a corner. Just squiggle your way to an intersection.
 Then fill the centres with squiggles. You just want to flatten that middle bit, try not to go over the lines you have previously stitched for the curvy grid. Travel from one centre to the next by going through the corners.
And this is the back so you can see what it looks like without the grid marks.
 When you get more of them done, the ellipse shapes take on the form of a grid as they puff up.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Not sure if this was bad design or me nitpicking.

Should I not have designed it with such tiny bits of background showing? And having done that should I have ignore them? It is actually worse than this tiny bit. If you follow down the diagonal going to the front and left, there is an even smaller sliver of background between the brown stem and the leaf. And yes, I have quilted that too. I might be more than a little insane, lols. I am getting so impatient to get rid of that white soluble thread, but it will have to wait until it is completed.

I gave myself a break from the tiny gridwork in the middle and did this much faster fill in the next border. It was positively relaxing after concentrating so hard.

The weather has changed here in the Forest. Suddenly it feels like spring. I go to sleep listening to the sheep with their lambs and wake to the dawn chorus.